SEATTLE/BOULDER, Colo. — August 1, 2016 — Pacific Coast Feather Co. has expanded its portfolio of performance down insulations through an exclusive partnership with Cocona. Patent-pending ComfortMax is a new down fill — the industry’s only performance down blend that uses naturally derived, active particle technology to increase moisture vapor removal and extend microclimate comfort.
ComfortMax is an innovative down blend that brings together Pacific Coast® Down, trusted for its breathable warmth, and 37.5 technology, which has been scientifically proven to increase human performance and comfort. ComfortMax powered by 37.5 technology fills look, feel, and recover just like premium down, but with advanced heat and humidity management.
Innovative Features Include:
- Reduces moisture buildup in the down during activity, extending its comfort range;
- Dries 39% faster than Down;
- Same dry time as DWR Down with NO dangerous chemicals’
- No loss of warmth or fill power;
- Insulates with CLO ratings equal to the highest quality Down;
- Same hand and feel as Down;
- Excellent loft, compression, and recovery qualities; and
- Chemical-free performance will not wash out.
Available in two levels of performance, ComfortMax 650™ has a 650 fill power and is targeted for every day, all seasons use. ComfortMax 800™ has an 800 fill power desirable for distinctive luxury products, extreme cold weather or more technical applications.
“We are incredibly excited to partner with Cocona and 37.5 technology to evolve this category, and elevate the consumer experience with Down,” said Joe Crawford, CEO, Pacific Coast Feather Co. “Our joint efforts will enable us to push the future of natural fills, and meet a need in the marketplace for down comfort that far exceeds traditional performance.”
What Makes ComfortMax So Revolutionary
Down is an excellent natural insulator with outstanding warmth-to-weight ratios, temperature regulation and breathability. Down clusters function by trapping air for breathable warmth, but it also traps the moisture vapor produced by your body. As your body heats up humidity starts to build-up, reducing your body’s ability to evaporate moisture and causing you to start to feel overheated and uncomfortable.
ComfortMax down powered by 37.5 technology increases the transportation of perspiration vapor that comes off of skin during activity, preventing it from becoming trapped within your body’s microclimate to minimize overheating and keep you in a zone of comfort.
“With ComfortMax, down we see an incredible opportunity for a new generation of performance down products that goes significantly beyond consumers’ expectations for all things comfort,” said Crawford.
“Working on this innovative new development with the PCF team has been a joy,” said Jeff Bowman, CEO of Cocona Inc. “It is rewarding to work with a company that loves their customers and is committed to providing them real technology with actual comfort and performance benefits, not just marketing hype.”
Signature Surface Area, Natural Fit
ComfortMax powered by 37.5 Technology forms an amazing natural blend. Permanently embedded into 37.5 fibers are millions of microporous particles, which forms the cavernous surface area, signature to the performance of 37.5 technology. It’s the technology’s unique design which locks into the structure of a down cluster, making it supportive of fill power, hand feel, breathability, and resiliency like no other.
Manufacturing and Sourcing
ComfortMax uses Pacific Coast® Down highly regarded for its Hyperclean® process, a proprietary standard for purity and cleanliness. Patented, 37.5 technology is made with naturally derived materials so there are no harsh chemicals to irritate your skin. Performance is permanent, and won’t wash out.
Posted August 1, 2016
Source: Pacific Coast Feather Co.